John Newton

John Newton
1725 - 1807

John Newton  British


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First Name John
Middle Name Henry
Last Name Newton
Birthday 24th July, 1725
Birthplace Wapping, England
Died 21st December, 1807
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality British
Occupation Text British sailor and Anglican clergyman
Claim to Fame 'Amazing Grace'
Music Genre (Text) Gospel, Hymns

John Newton (/ˈnjuːtən/; 24 July 1725 – 21 December 1807) was an English sailor, in the Royal Navy for a period, and later a captain of slave ships. He became ordained as an evangelical Anglican cleric, served Olney, Buckinghamshire for two decades, and also wrote hymns, known for "Amazing Grace" and "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken".

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